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  • PublicationOpen Access
    Triterpenoids and steroids isolated from Anatolian Capparis ovata and their activity on the expression of inflammatory cytokines
    (2020-01-01T00:00:00Z) GAZİOĞLU, IŞIL; Semen, Sevcan; Acar, Ozden Ozgun; KOLAK, Ufuk; Sen, Alaattin; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI; GAZİOĞLU, IŞIL; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
    Context: Capparis L. (Capparaceae) is grown worldwide. Caper has been used in traditional medicine to treat various diseases including rheumatism, kidney, liver, stomach, as well as headache and toothache. Objective: To isolate and elucidate of the secondary metabolites of the C. ovata extracts which are responsible for their anti-inflammatory activities. Materials and methods: Buds, fruits, flowers, leaves and stems of C. ovata Desf. was dried, cut to pieces, then ground separately. From their dichloromethane/hexane (1:1) extracts, eight compounds were isolated and their structures were elucidated by NMR, mass spectroscopic techniques. The effects of compounds on the expression of inflammatory cytokines in SH-SY5Y cell lines were examined by qRT-PCR ranging from 4 to 96 mM. Cell viability was expressed as a percentage of the control, untreated cells. Results: This is a first report on isolation of triterpenoids and steroids from C. ovata with anti-inflammatory activity. One new triterpenoid ester olean-12-en-3b,28-diol, 3b-pentacosanoate (1) and two new natural steroids 5a,6a-epoxycholestan-3b-ol (5) and 5b,6b-epoxycholestan-3b-ol (6) were elucidated besides known compounds; oleanolic acid (2), ursolic acid (3), b-sitosterol (4), stigmast-5,22-dien-3b-myristate (7) and bismethyl-octylphthalate (8). mRNA expression levels as EC10 of all the tested seven genes were decreased, particularly CXCL9 (19.36-fold), CXCL10 (8.14-fold), and TNF (18.69) by the treatment of 26 mM of compound 1 on SH-SY5Y cells. Discussion and conclusions: Triterpenoids and steroids isolated from C. ovata were found to be moderate-strong anti-inflammatory compounds. Particularly, compounds 1 and 3 were found to be promising therapeutic agents in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
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    Synthesis of New Oleanane Triterpenoids Including Fatty Acids Esters and Investigation of Their in vitro Cytotoxic Effects on 3T3 Fibroblast and PC3 Prostate Cancer Cell Lines
    (2019-12-19) Dağ, Aydan; Topçu, Gülaçtı; Atasoy, Sezen; Aktaş, Asude Sena; Şenol, Halil; ŞENOL, HALIL; DAĞ, AYDAN; ATASOY, SEZEN; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
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    Preclinical studies evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of novel natural compound olean-12-en-28-ol, 3β pentacosanoate for multiple sclerosis
    (2022-09-26) Şenol H.; Özgün-Acar Ö.; Dağ A.; Eken A.; Acar B.; Aktaş Pepe N.; Güner H.; Aykut Z. G.; Çevik Kaplan S.; Ayaz Güner Ş.; et al.; ŞENOL, HALIL; DAĞ, AYDAN; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
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    Importance of Functional Foods in Brain Health
    (2023-03-19) Topçu G.; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
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    Di-, and Triterpenoids Isolation and LC-MS Analysis of Salvia marashica Extracts with Bioactivity Studies
    (2021-11-01T00:00:00Z) Toraman, Gulbahar O. Alim; Aydin, Sibel Kiran; Ertas, Abdulselam; Boga, Mehmet; EROL, EBRU; Saygi, Tuba Kusman; Halfon, Belkis; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI; EROL, EBRU; ALİM TORAMAN, GÜLBAHAR ÖZGE; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
    In this study, dichloromethane, acetone, and methanol extracts of the aerial parts of the Salvia marashica plant which is an endemic species to Anatolia, were investigated. The total phenolic amounts of these extracts were determined as pyrocatechol equivalent and total flavonoids as quercetin equivalent. Antioxidant activity was determined by four complementary methods including inhibition of lipid peroxidation (by beta-carotene color expression), DPPH free radical scavenging activity, ABTS cation radical scavenging activity and CUPRAC methods. Anticholinesterase activity of the extracts was investigated by the Ellman method against acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) enzymes. Viability and cytotoxic activity tests were carried out on the fibroblast L929 cells and cytotoxic A549 lung cancer cells, respectively. The triterpenoids and diterpenoids constitute the major secondary metabolites of the S. marashica acetone and methanol extracts isolated by chromatographic methods. Their structures were determined based on spectroscopic methods, namely NMR and mass analyses. Ten terpenoids were obtained from either acetone or methanol extracts of the S. marashica. Seven of them were triterpenoids, elucidated as lupeol, lupeol-3-acetate, lup-12, 20(29)-diene, lup-20(29)-ene, alpha-amyrin-tetracosanoate, oleanolic acid and ursolic acid besides a steroid beta-sitosterol. Two abietane diterpenes, abieta-8,11,13-triene (1) and 18-acetoxymethylene-abieta-8,11,13-triene (2), were obtained from the acetone extract which were isolated from a Salvia species for the first time in the present study. The methanol extract was found to be very rich in rosmarinic acid determined by LC-MS/MS analysis.
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    Synthesis and Comprehensive in Vivo Activity Profiling of Olean-12-en-28-ol, 3β-Pentacosanoate in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis: A Natural Remyelinating and Anti-Inflammatory Agent
    (2023-01-01) Şenol H.; Özgün Acar Ö.; Dağ A.; Eken A.; Güner H.; Aykut Z. G.; Topçu G.; Şen A.; ŞENOL, HALIL; DAĞ, AYDAN; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
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    Special issue dedicated to the memory of Professor Ayhan Ulubelen (1931-2020)
    (2021-01-01T00:00:00Z) TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
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    Bioguided Isolation of Secondary Metabolites from Salvia cerino-pruinosa Rech. f. var. cerino-pruinosa
    (2021-11-01T00:00:00Z) Ertas, Abdulselam; Cakirca, Hatice; Yener, Ismail; Akdeniz, Mehmet; Fırat, Mehmet; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI; KOLAK, Ufuk; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
    In the current study, the ethanol extracts prepared from the aerial parts and roots of an endemic species, Salvia cerino-pruinosa Rech. f. var. cerino-pruinosa were fractionated on silica gel columns and tested for determination of their antioxidant activity using DPPH free radical and ABTS cation radical scavenging, and cupric reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC) test assays. Twenty known secondary metabolites were isolated from the active antioxidant fractions; rosmarinic acid (1), chlorogenic acid (2), caffeic acid (3), 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4), benzoic acid (5), luteolin 7-O-glucoside (6), bis-(2-ethylhexyl)benzene-1,2-dicarboxylate (7), salvianolic acid A (8), salvianolic acid B (9), 7-acetylroyleanone (10), 6,7-dehydroroyleanone (11), ferruginol (12), inuroyleanol (13), 12-hydroxy-6,7-secoabieta-8,11,13-triene-6,7-dial (14), ursolic acid (15), oleanolic acid (16), taraxasterol (17), lupenone (18), beta-sitosterol (19), and stigmasterol (20). Rosmarinic acid, which was obtained from the aerial parts, was found to be the best antioxidant compound among the isolated secondary metabolites in DPPH free radical and ABTS cation radical scavenging, and CUPRAC assays (IC50: 1.20 +/- 0.04 mu g/mL, IC50: 1.74 +/- 0.06 mu g/mL, A(0.5): 1.22 +/- 0.02 mu g/mL, respectively). Chlorogenic and caffeic acids, luteolin 7-O-glucoside, salvianolic acids A and B, and inuroyleanol exhibited also high antioxidant activity in the mentioned assays.
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    Computer Aided Design and Synthesis of New Ursane Triterpenoids with Nuclear Factor Kappa B Inhibition Effect
    (2019-12-19) Şenol, Halil; Akdemir, Atilla; Topçu, Gülaçtı; ŞENOL, HALIL; AKDEMİR, ATİLLA; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
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    Simultaneous Determination of Phenol and p-Cresol in Human Urine by an HPLC Method
    (2016-06-01) Tekkeli, S. E. Kepekci; Kiziltas, M. V.; Dincel, DEMET; ERKOC, R.; Topcu, GÜLAÇTI; TEKKELİ, ŞERİFE EVRİM; DİNCEL, DEMET; TOPÇU, GÜLAÇTI
    Introduction: In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), uremic toxins accumulate in blood and cannot be excreted with urine. Accumulation of these toxins has negative effects on many body functions. Because of the importance of these toxins, we developed and validated a simple, sensitive, accurate, and precise method for the determination of two main uremic toxins:phenol and p-cresol in human urine. Materials and methods:Separation of these analytes in urine samples was achieved by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) with a C18 column at 35 degrees C using the mobile phase of methanol-water (65:35) at a flow rate of 1.4 mL min(-1). Fluorimetric detection was used at 284 nm for excitation and 310 nm for emission. Results:The method is linear over the range of 1.5-35 ng mL(-1) and 1-45 ng mL(-1) for phenol and p-cresol, respectively. The method was applied to urine samples from 10 healthy subjects and 10 chronic kidney disease patients. Conclusions:This assay appears to be useful in routine analysis of clinical samples for simultaneous determination of phenol and p-cresol levels in urine.